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|05-20-2013, 09:51 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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New Empire Axe - LE Carbon
Frankly it's a sweet looking gun.
Empire Paintball is proud to announce the release of the Empire Axe LE – Carbon. Please visit your local field or dealer for product details and to place your order.
Empire Axe LE – Carbon
· Redline foregrip with OLED screen and joystick interface
· Carbon Fiber Super Freak 6pc barrel kit with .675, .680, .685, .690 and .695 bore sizes
· Unique Push Button Bolt Removal System For Easy Maintenance
· Empire Relay Regulator/ASA with ON/OFF Lever Makes Tank Removal a Breeze
· Extended Grip Frame and New Grip for Increased Comfort
· Magnet Returned Bearing Trigger Offers Smooth Firing Action
· Integrated Break Beam Anti-Chop Eyes Eliminates Chopped Balls
· Outstanding Velocity Consistency Offers Performance You can Depend On
· Low Pressure Operation is Gentle on Paint
· Through Grip Air Transfer Means No Hoses to Crimp or Break
· New clamping feedneck gives a new look with increased durability
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Last edited by Painthappy; 05-20-2013 at 09:55 AM. Reason: added photos
|05-20-2013, 09:54 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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May seem like a stupid question... but it's not answered in the press release...
So? Is the body made out of Carbon Fiber too? Or is it just a facade? Like Veneer on wood.
It doesn't actually say.
|05-20-2013, 10:06 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Albany. NY
It's so damn hard to see. They should have used different lighting and a different background so we can actually see the "carbon fiber". Because of that it's hard to see if it's a CF wrap... or a CF pattern dip.
I have a feeling if it is really CF, that there is still an aluminum sleeve in there. You can see it from the front angle shot. If anything I'm leaning towards just a hydrographic pattern dip.
|05-20-2013, 10:07 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Doesn't care (/◕ヮ◕)/
It looks awesome, I normally hate chrome on a marker.
But on the CF body, I'd have to guess no on it being a full carbon fiber body for that price. If I'm not mistaken I believe the normal axe with redline is around in this price range, I would think if it was a CF body that would have driven the price up considerably.
I could be wrong, one can only dream though, I would love to see a full CF bodied marker that is just alumnimum or SS sleeved.
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|05-20-2013, 10:09 AM||#6 (permalink)|
The name's Rick Bi**h
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: California, Bay Area
to me it looks like you can see a aluminum tube right were the barrel screws in; and i would assume they would have put an aluminum tube wrap in fiber. For the extra $400 i would have assumed they would have at least made the trigger frame as well as the fore grip carbon fiber as well. i got really excited when i seen the posting, yet unexcited when i seen the gun.
|05-20-2013, 10:27 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Waiting on GoD.
Then if that is the case they should have done the same with the foregrip and maybe even the grip panel......sigh.....
|05-20-2013, 10:42 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Milton, FL
even if the whole thing was carbon fibur id still have a hard time paying $800 for an Axe
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|05-20-2013, 12:02 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Pay at the pump.
But it is still a sweet looking gun.
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